I've got a question for all of the Law Enforcement Officers here. I was recently stopped by an officer in NY. He asked for my license and registration and asked me a few more questions like where I was coming from and where I was going. He then returned to his car and told me to wait a minute with no mention of my violation yet. I was thinking maybe I have a light out, maybe I didn't signal, or maybe I didn't stop at the last light.
He returns in a few minutes with a ticket for using a cell phone without a headset. This wouldn't be surprising except for the fact that I WASN"T USING MY PHONE! I don't know if he mistook me for someone else or if he thought I looked like I was on the phone when I was not.
In any event, the ticket is a computer printout and it has a timestamp. I have looked at my online cell call log and it clearly shows that I had no call or text message within +/- 15 min of the ticket.
My court date is next week. Should I just pay the fine or should I print the call log and show the judge that I was not on the phone?
Also, I'm just asking for some opinions. I will not take anyone's opinion as legal advice and indemnify anyone of any liability.